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washington, david petraeus has resigned citing personal reasons. >> sometimes it's sad what people do in their careers and what they do in their lives. >> petraeus met privately with president obama on thursday. he sent a letter to the cia staff that said, "after being married for 37 years, and should extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and does the leader of an organization such as ours." >> it's a shame, but i feel it's pr >> this comes just before he was supposed to testify next week about benghazi. they want to know what better security was not provided for embassador stevens. >> it's a shame ireer at this exact moment in time. he's a human appeared -- he is a
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human. >> general david petraeus and his wife have been married over 37 years. she is known for helping military families in the obama administration. the fbi may be involved only a written statement. president obama praised petraeus saying, "he has made in the country safer and stronger." the number two at the cia is the interim head. lightening the satellite center, richard reeves abc 7 news. >> the other big story, talk about the women's fiscal club in washington. the clock is ticking. today's talk about the issue came from both ends of pennsylvania avenue. housener and president obama of reporting their ideas and they agree on one thing -- no time to waste. >> this is the first time ever
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from the president directly since the election but he summed it up well when he opened his remarks by saying it's time to get to work and there's plenty of work to do. >> on the edge of what's could accommodate another recession capitol hill is feeling disdain over the election and dangerous finances. >> this is a cry out for help. >> focus on your jobs not ours. >> to avoid that crisis which could boost unemployment, the president says he is open to compromise and draws a line in the sand for tax cuts for the wealthy. >> all we need is action from the house. i've got a pen. i'm ready to sign the bill right away. >> raising tax rates will not
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create jobs that everyone says they want. >> small-business owners to file as individuals will also be hurt killing jobs. they recommend rew as one way to increase revenue. leaders of both sides will have a chance to hash it out in person next week up the white house. both claim they will play nice. >> we need to avoid the fiscal cliff together. >> i'm open to compromise. i'm open to new ideas. >> the white house says the president will veto any measure that comes to his desk that would extend tax cuts for individuals making more than $200,000 and above and families making above $250,000. there was criticism that the president did not take any questions about his new ideas but he will hold a press conference next wednesday. >> you can read more about the fiscal cliff the consequences, and what's next right now on >> the certification deadline is
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looming and no official word on which presidential candidate will get florida's 29 electoral votes. most of the holdup is coming from miami dade county. there were still 100,000 ballots to be counted. many of them were absentee ballots. though there are no official results, the gop said it will likely be in president obama's favor. >> congress reaffirms they favor the district of columbia favoring -- controlling its own budget. a budget autonomy law would allow them to spend local tax dollars without congressional approval. >> this is not confrontational. we need permission to move along. >> congressman gramm says the budget autonomy measure is a distraction from more important issues. >> police are looking for freeman after a robbery turned
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into a car chase in northwest washington. the three suspects robbed two men around 6:00 a.m. they got into a car and started chasing the man and that is when the suspect started shooting. at this point, the victims were close to the white house. they stopped falling demand and pulled up to the white house gate where they told the secret service officer what had happened. the man had d.c. tags -- eco024. >> a passerby captured this scene in culpeper on his cell phone 37 students on board were not injured.-- seven stu board were not injured. they think he suffered a heart- related incidents of writing. he died later at the hospital. >> seven navy seals are being punished after providing classified information to a
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video game publisher. electronic arts paid the seals as consultants on a military shooter game. they were docked two months' pay and given an official letter of reprimand. four others are still under investigation. >> positive signs that the recovery from hurricane sandy is under way in new york city, but still some big problems. >> a crime in prince george's county inflicting pain as veterans day approaches. >> i'm doug hill in the belfort furniture weather center. every now and then we've get the chance to make a terrific weather forecast. you will like this.
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>> we continue with a new effort to solve a heartbreaking fifth dating back two years. >> these bronze plaques were for the vfw. stephen tschida has more. >> the pain is always more severe as veterans day approaches. frank macro undiscovered the bronze plaques with the names of hundreds of veterans were stolen almost two years ago. >> i hope they can find some way
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to still pay respect to these people. this is not right. >> one of the most painful effects of the theft as there is no record of the names around distillate plaques. those names, most likely come are lost forever. >> that's the hardest part. we cannot we do it because we do not have a complete list going back to 1947. >> someone out there must know who stole these bronze plaques. they say it is especially >> this is a memorial for the veterans that have served our country. >> a few plaques that are not stolen are in storage at the vfw post. the regular veterans day ceremony does not take place here anymore. >> we can not hold their ceremony on here. we could, but we do not have the stuff up here that we need. >> though the plaques are gone, frank said he still wants to pay
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tribute to all those men and women who served our country. >> up next at 6, a high-tech tribute to the veterans this weekend. where you can see it. >> this veterans day weekend is going to be a very nice one. doug has the details after the break. >> d.c. united goes on in a dramatic fashion and. the debut of the maryland terrapins this season facing a tough challenge ahead. how did they faced taking down oh! green mountain coffee! how do you always have my favorite coffee? well, inside the brewer, there's a giant staircase. and the room is filled with all these different kinds of coffee and even hot cocoa and you'll always find your favorite. with so many choices,
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>> you are watching abc 7 news that 6 with gordon peterson, maureen bunyan, doug hill weather, and tim brant sports. this is abc 7 news at 6 on your side. >> the jetblue pilot that severed a psychotic breakdown will be set free. a judge ordered him look released from a mental institution provided he stays off commercial aircraft.
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he is found not guilty by reason of insanity on charges of disrupting a flight crew. he says a lack of sleep brought on that specific episode. were denied president obama will visit new york city next week to observe the recovery from hurricane sandy. there are still problems. >> they are finding gas is still as tough to find as they continue to face long lines and rationing. electric power crews are ramping up their worked. there are 20,000 customers still waiting for the lights to come on. >> metro has an extra day to get some shrek work done. no trains running from east falls church to clarendon starting at 10:00 tonight through 10:00 a.m. monday. the orange line will single track to east falls church. red line will be single-track to
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friendship heights. greenland will be single track between greenbelt and college park. >> when a manager needs to the fallen service members this battering the day starts tonight and go through tuesday. it will show photos of service members killed in action in world war ii korea vietnam, iraq, and afghanistan. >> in the weather this weekend? >> just fine. today is the next chance of rain in the area. in rockville, this area is out on the campus of montgomery college. but you do not see any clouds, do you? absolutely spectacular day. sunshine and the average high still around 61.
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done to the 40's already. at st. mary's, 46 at the county airport. 49 in manassas. 51 in gaithersburg. 54 in the district. three degrees shy of the average and other below average days. that will change going through the weekend. cooler weather to the north and low to mid for the's in new england. -- low to mid 40's in new england. the temperatures of today, a high of 58 for us. those brave little below average, but just to the west, a few communities are hitting above-average temperatures. tomorrow, a few degrees above average. on sunday and monday, a few more. by the middle of next week, we will be back where we should be temperature-wise for the middle of november. high pressure really protecting
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this and locking in place all the clouds keeping the adverse weather our way. there is a northern component to the wind which is how this is relatively cool on the east coast. the wind direction will turn to the south, southwest which will slowly warm us up. upper 60's close to 70 on sunday and monday. then it will get a little dusty a head of the next cold front and that system will be bringing rain. at the next 47, we will eventually climb into the mid 60's tomorrow. on sunday, mostly sunny. observing veterans day on monday. on tuesday, the cold front with the showers and clouds. another nice stretch of weather for the middle and end of next week.
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>> and now the toyota sports desk. brought to you by your local toyota dealers. >> maryland basketball tonight. looking good? >> at barclays center. it should be a show tonight. like i said, it will be a show. maryland playing at the new barclays center against powerhouse ky. he just lost out on the terrace and trains to coach calipari. they do not need any help, at least on paper. maryland is the underdog in this contest, no doubt, but they will not let that or sees an opening night jitters stop them. >> seeing dick vitale over there, i will have to temper that. they will be juiced up. i hope they will be locked in to the game plan. as long as they play how we
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practice, that's all that matters. a long as they try to do the right thing, that is what the coaches look for. >> georgetown is kicking off another season tonight in jacksonville fla. the aircraft carrier game was so popular they inspired three more of them this year. they will play the 10th ranked university of florida at 9:00. florida alum would likely be watching his gators but he is back at home at work. the wizards are 0-3. they're staying in the game and forcing overtime. he picked up a career high 16 points and he credited paul piuerce -- pierce for sparking his play. >> i have felt more confident that any other game. we're just having fun and
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playing ball. >> johnson will reportedly be back to manage the nationals next season. at the early playoff exit this season, there is still unfinished business before he retires. i think we would all agree. if you are not a soccer fan, you missed out. check out this goal last night. keeping him on inside, across the body one time. that is all they would need. three minutes left, they get the gold beating new york 1-0. there in houston in gearing up for the eastern conference final against the dynamo. >> he survives this -- look at that. an engine explosion in the qualifier. he was not injured and no one was reported to be endured.
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good for him. he came out of that. amazing video. the lakers fired brown today after one year and five games into this season. the former wizard's coach will be taking the reins in the meantime. >>
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>> tonight at 11, have you been on 495 in rush hour? a painful experience. we take you for a test drive of the new hot lanes. will this faster but expensive tried workout for you? a preview of some big rush hour improvements tonight at 11. >> it may not be hot weather but it will be comfortable. >> the nicest we have had in a while. it will be clear and cool dropping to the 40's this weekend with lighter wind.
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very light wind and we will bottom out between 36-44 with clear skies. mid 60's tomorrow is actually above average. veterans day highs near 70. on the observed a veterans day still near 70 and beautiful weather. a cold front coming in on tuesday. beyond that, we will be in fine shape. keep up with the weather whenever you are away from the tv. it's easy to find. and click on weather. >> the fascinating world of weather. >> we will do it immediately. >> as soon as we sign off. >> join us again at 11. have a great weekend.
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